• The House on Sorority Row

    The House on Sorority Row

    ★★★

    I mostly enjoyed this one even if it didn't quite stick the landing for me.

    I really enjoyed the movie early on with the unhinged house mother slicing up a water bed and the sorority girl being absolutely out for blood about it.

    I also was genuinely surprised when the sorority sisters were all uncomfortable/nervous at the party, movies with similar concepts typically have the guilty parties just chilling and having a good time after. Good stuff!

    Some genuinely creepy…

  • They/Them

    They/Them

    ★½

    The best thing about this movie is that the title is pronounced "they slash them"

    It's barely a slasher, with almost all slasher elements feeling tacked on to the end

    It's also not effective as a commentary on conversion camps, so it kinda fails both things it ostensibly set out to do.

    I did enjoy Theo Germaine's performance, they were hands down the best part of the movie.

    PSA If you liked Cooper Koch in this, then check out the far superior queer horror flick Swallowed when it's available!

  • Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III

    Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III

    ★★

    Admittedly sort of interesting to watch Viggo Mortenson play a member of the Sawyer family and always nice to see Ken Foree, but that's mostly all the movie has going for it.

    This movie is obsessed with the chainsaw itself--I would have thought the chainsaw having "The Saw is Family" engraved on it was just for the poster, but no it is in the actual movie--but we absolutely never see the chainsaw kill anyone. All kills happen off camera, and…

  • Prey

    Prey

    ★★★½

    Really loved the new Predator design, it looked great in action too. 

    I dug the new setting and vibe, though I felt it was too slow to start. I liked the sister and brother duo, and loved the dog. The dog was such a good boy!!

    I appreciated the action and kills, and loved that at one point they were just like “here are a bunch of assholes we’re introducing just so you can see them die”. Was it obvious…

  • Bullet Train

    Bullet Train

    ★★★½

    Aaron Taylor-Johnson step on me

  • The Gray Man

    The Gray Man

    ★★

    I wasn’t expecting much, because Netflix. But damn wasting Chris Evans, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, and Jessica Henwick like this?? To make a profoundly boring, extremely by-the-numbers movie? Truly baffling. Why does Netflix shell out for big name directors and actors and only make the worst scripts?

    It seemed like Gosling was putting in the work for the action scenes, but they were shot pretty boring and this movie sped up the action in a noticeable way that didn’t…

  • Shin Ultraman

    Shin Ultraman

    ★★★★

    While this is admittedly my first introduction to Ultraman, I thought Shin Ultraman was great! I really loved 2016's Shin Godzilla so I was interested in this since Hidaeki Anno and Shinji Higuchi were back on board.

    I thought it was funny, smart, and looked amazing. Loved the music too!

    *Seen at New York Asian Film Fest 2022 and was the USA Premiere! Director Shinji Higuchi and producer Tomoya Nishino were there for a Q&A and were delightful. They spent several minutes trying to take photos of Ultraman figures with the crowd in the background, it was very endearing haha.

  • Alien Resurrection

    Alien Resurrection

    ★½

    This movie...sigh

    Too horny in the French-movie way and not in the Alien-movie way

    A great 90s cast but too cringey.

    I like some of the weird practical effects/designs, and the kill of the new creature at the end is like decently weird and horrible. But I like those things in a vacuum outside of the movie's context.

  • Nope

    Nope

    ★★★★½

    Well damn if this isn’t just everything I love about movies. 

    Absolutely gorgeous, completely unpredictable, and has incredible performances. 

    Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer are so fantastic, and I was extremely invested in their characters. 

    Also? The Gordy sequence is one of the most disturbing things I’ve ever seen put to film. I watch fucked up shit all the time but this had me in disbelief in the theater. 

    I don’t really want to spoil anything so just…wow. Yes.

  • Ox-Head Village

    Ox-Head Village

    ★★★½

    The 3rd and final entry in Takashi Shimizu's Village trilogy, Ox-Head Village is another solid entry in the spooky Japanese folktale horror genre.

    The opening sequence is very effective and scary, and the ghost is genuinely creepy throughout.

    I found her wails and screams made me extremely uncomfortable and had me squirming in the theater. She's a bit less effective in broad daylight, but the story behind her was so disturbing and harrowing that she left an impression on me.…

  • The Killer

    The Killer

    ★★★★

    This movie has:
    ✅Great action
    ✅Hot lead
    ✅90 minute runtime

    Exactly my kind of movie. I really enjoyed this director/star's previous team-up for The Swordsman, and this one did not disappoint. The sound design was also great and despite the lame sounding title, he did in fact kill a lot of people so it's not a misnomer at least. The movie also remembers to be fun, so I ultimately really enjoyed it.

    *Seen as part of New York Asian Film…

  • Fast & Feel Love

    Fast & Feel Love

    ★★★★

    Opening night movie of New York Asian Film Fest 2022! Director Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit plus leads Nat Kitcharit and Urassaya Spervund attended for a Q&A. 

    Genuinely funny and frequently moving, Fast and Feel Love features Kao, a “professional” sport stacker hyper focused on only his competition, and his girlfriend Jay who takes care of everything in the relationship and their daily lives. Once Jay moves on, Kao has to learn how to be an adult while staying on top of his…